Academic Background

My research interests are in the economic, health and social policy implications of individual and population ageing with a particular focus on financial provision for later life and provision for long-term care needs.

Career Summary

My academic career builds on 10 years as a government economist in the (then) Department of Health and Social Security and a period in economic consultancy. 

Academic career history:

April 1996 – Sep. 1998   Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London

Oct 1998 – May 2004   Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Director, then Director and from April 2003, Professor of Economic and Social Gerontology, Nuffield Community Care Studies Unit, Dept of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

June 2004 – Dec 2007   Professor of non-clinical Gerontology, Dept of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex (from April 2005 this included being Director of the East of England Research Design and Support Unit)

Jan 2008 – date   Professor of the Economics of Health and Welfare, Health Economics Group, Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia

Further details can be found on the Health Economics Group website


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